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Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Texas senators Cornyn and Cruz defend Trump’s firing of Comey

The two senators from Texas said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was within the bounds of his authority to fire now-former FBI Director James Comey.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Federal grand jury indicts San Antonio man for Central Texas bank robbery spree

A San Antonio man suspected in a string of bank robberies, including one in San Marcos, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Dripping Springs man gets 15 years for bank robbery spree

A month after he lost his Hays County house in foreclosure, Randall Reed began a series of heists scattered across three Central Texas counties. He didn't kill — or even hurt — anyone, but the last of...

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Video: FBI nabs suspect in Pioneer Bank robbery

Federal and local authorities have arrested a Dripping Springs man they say knocked off at least six banks between Austin and San Antonio during a five-month spree, including Pioneer Bank in San Marcos in March.

Monday, July 8th, 2013

San Marcos police commander graduates FBI academy

San Marcos Police Department Cmdr. Kelly L. Earnest graduated from the 253rd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. after completing a 10-week program recently.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

White House recognizes ALERRT

The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State was recognized this week by Vice President Joe Biden as a primary source for national law enforcement training and response to active shooter events during...

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Williams says city safe as police arrest intruder

In the wake of the latest arrest for a San Marcos home invasion, San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams said a recent wave of headline violence does not characterize the frequency of violent crime within the city...

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Dollar store suspect charged with bank robbery

Christopher Ryan Smith, who has already been charged in the robbery of a San Marcos Dollar General, is facing new charges that he robbed the American National Bank in San Marcos on Jan. 12.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

The Myth of Jones: Catching up on cops in Kyle

Crime has started to become an issue in Kyle, signaling that the city no longer can get away with a small police force.

Monday, July 7th, 2008

FBI, police investigate armed bank robbery

San Marcos Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the armed robbery of American National Bank at 2202 Hunter Road in San Marcos that occurred around 9:51 a.m. Monday.